iPhone 13 Pro vs iPhone XS

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iPhone 13 Pro
iPhone 13 Pro
Starting from $449.99
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iPhone XS
iPhone XS
Starting from $141.99
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Customer reviews

iPhone 13 ProiPhone XS
Average
4.7/5
(10)
4.5/5
(3)

Design

iPhone 13 ProiPhone XS
Width71.5 mm70.9 mm
Height146.7 mm143.6 mm
Weight204 g177 g
Thickness7.65 mm7.7 mm
Volume80.24 cm³78.4 cm³

Screen

iPhone 13 ProiPhone XS
Resolution1170 x 2532 px1125 x 2436 px
Density460 ppi458 ppi
Size6.1 inches5.8 inches

Battery

iPhone 13 ProiPhone XS
Battery capacity3125 mAh2658 mAh
Removable batteryNoNo
Wireless chargingYesYes
Fast chargingYesYes
Ultra power saving modeNoYes
Battery life17.4 h21 h

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 85% of this maximum charge capacity.

Performance

iPhone 13 ProiPhone XS
Maximum storage1 TB512 GB
CPU frequency3.2 GHz2.5 GHz
External memory slotNoNo
RAM capacity6 GB4 GB
5G supportYesNo
LTE supportYesYes

Camera

iPhone 13 ProiPhone XS
Front camera resolution12 MP7 MP
Main camera resolution12 MP12 MP
Multi lensYesYes
Optical zoomYesYes
FlashYesYes
Optical stabilizationYesYes
Slow motion videoYesYes
Main camera video resolution2160 px2160 px

Audio

iPhone 13 ProiPhone XS
Stereo speakersYesYes
3.5mm jack socketNoNo
RadioNoNo
Number of microphones23

iPhone 13 Pro vs iPhone XS Comparison

iPhone XS vs 13 Pro

With a new iPhone model released every year, the range of Apple smartphones continues to grow. Sure, the latest models are equipped with new features and more powerful components, but older iPhones still hold their value very well and many actually have comparable features to new models when you look under the hood.


The iPhone XS is a perfect example of this, appealing to nearly as many users as the newer iPhone 13 Pro. Depending on your needs and budget, you can find an iPhone that has plenty of features and will stand the test of time. If you’re deciding between the iPhone XS vs iPhone 13 Pro, here are a few things to consider.  

Size and display

The iPhone 13 Pro is very comfortable to use with a 6.1-inch OLED screen and easy to hold, measuring 2.82 inches wide by 5.78 inches high. The screen is large enough to easily watch videos or make FaceTime calls, and the dimensions work for one- or two-handed use, depending on your habits.


The iPhone XS is slightly smaller with a 5.8-inch OLED screen; it measures 2.79 inches wide by 5.65 inches high. However, it offers excellent performance in terms of brightness and color reproduction, almost matching the iPhone 13 Pro’s display.

Storage capacity

When it comes to storage capacity, the iPhone 13 Pro has more to offer than the XS. The iPhone XS starts at 64GB while the 13 Pro starts with a minimum of 128GB. The 13 Pro is also available with 1TB storage capacity, while the iPhone XS caps out at 512GB.

Performance

The iPhone XS, equipped with Apple’s A12 Bionic chip, is understandably less powerful compared to the iPhone 13 Pro which has the newer A15 Bionic chip. However, the XS remains perfectly capable for normal usage and most users don’t tend to notice much difference since both phones respond smoothly to all applications. The main difference with the newer chip is that it allows for greater efficiency and enables longer battery life and more advanced features.

Should you upgrade to iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone XS?

It’s difficult for the iPhone XS to match the power of the iPhone 13 Pro. However, the iPhone XS is more affordable, making it a good choice for users looking for the best price/performance ratio. 

The iPhone XS and XS Max also offer dual SIM support using both a nano-SIM and an eSIM, which allows users to have two phone numbers on the same device. With the iPhone 13 Pro, dual SIM support is possible even without a physical SIM card using two eSIMs. 


Newer and more powerful, the iPhone 13 Pro meets the needs of even the most demanding users who are looking for the best technology. The iPhone Pro camera system also gets you a third rear lens on the 13 Pro which you won’t find on the iPhone XS.


While the iPhone XS offers excellent value for your money, you can still save a ton of money on an iPhone 13 Pro if you shop refurbished. At Back Market, our refurbished iPhones are all repaired and tested by experts to make sure they are 100% functional. Plus, every purchase comes with a minimum 12-month warranty and 30 days to change your mind. You’ll also score major points with the planet by helping to reduce e-waste—it’s a win all around!

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